November 7th, 2008

Red Carpet: The MTV Europe Music Awards

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Last night the MTV Europe Music Awards were held in Liverpool, and stacks of local ballers, WAGs and wannabes were in attendance.

As was to be expected, the red carpet served up a selection of fashion road kill and stylish standouts. Liverpool FC were well up for the event and several players decided to bring the bling/bedazzle* accordingly. (See: Xabi Alonso, Ryan Babel and Jermaine Pennant.)

Our picks are below for the best and worst sartorial selections from the red carpet.

HAT TRICK
Alex Gerrard

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Certainly, dressing in anything inspired by Marcel Marceau is an instant sending off (eg, let’s not forget this), but we adore Alex in this outfit.  She’s toned down the crazy and gone for fun and sassy – this outfit is not an easy one to pull off.  The YSL booties are divine, her legs are killer, hair is chic and non-bouffed and the makeup pays homage to the WAGtasticness of life.  Nice job, Mrs. G.

GOAL
Mikel Arteta

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Mikel’s date, Lorena Bernal, may be rocking a divine pair of Manolos, but the steroid-injected lavender rosette on her chest lets the side down somewhat. Luckily, Mikel brings this in for the win with cute trainers and a pair of well-fitting jeans. Plus, his face. It’s yum.

and, Tim Cahill

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We are filled with a deep sense of dislike for the shoes, but we love, love, love the leisure look velvet jacket that fits Tim Cahill like a very expensive dream.

YELLOW CARD
Michael Owen

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Would it have killed the wee-but-perfectly-formed Michael Owen to put on a tie? He’s looking much too rumpled when we like our Mikey refined. We love wife Louise’s structured dress, but can’t deal with the tights.  We know sheer black hose is big for fall/winter 08, but we would have rather seen this with bare legs and strappier shoes.

OWN GOAL
Everton FC

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Tim Howard (second from left) gets a pass for his EMO/rocker-inspired waistcoat and Converse. Otherwise, this would appear to be an orderly gathering of the rejects from the Making The Band/I Want To Work For Diddy/Eurotrash Celebrity Foxy Boxing Judging Panel casting call.

THREE MATCH BAN + FINE + COMMUNITY SERVICE
Sheree Murphy

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Well, so much for the YSL bootie cuteness, Kickettes. They simply don’t have the power to fight against a modified tuxedo jacket with non-functioning straps and a high-waisted apricot satin skirt with elasticated waistbanding.  Should we be concerned that the shoe boot is well on its way to becoming the ruffle shirt/dress of the new year? All signs point to yes, but since we have no chance at being able to afford them in this lifetime, we can live with that.

* our new favourite word

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50 Responses to “Red Carpet: The MTV Europe Music Awards”

  1. kim says:

    Well i just say congratulation to all of you because of that i will always music. Music is very appreciative i got some lovely song before i sleep.

  2. striker says:

    haha, yeah, what the heck is Alex wearing!? She looks like a chess board. Mikel looks hot, but his jacket is a little weird. I love Timmy Howard's emo look. Xavi isn't doing anything for me. I don't like his shirt.

  3. CHOPPA BOI says:

    THROW IT IN THA BAG..(LoL)

  4. Fashionista says:

    lol yep

  5. Paris says:

    Shock but Alex actually looks fantastic the whole outfit I can't believe I am going to say this but I actually have nothing bad to say about her!!! Oh look at my Liverpool boys they look so stylish I am a bit upset Gerrard and Torres didn't attend and what is a party without Pepe Reina!!

  6. PlavaDiva says:

    Xabi look: leather jacket and glittery Rolling Stones sign.. It’s just too good to be true! :faints:

  7. emzluvznando says:

    WHERES NANDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. THE X says:

    I guess u was poppin tags on this one.

  9. Janis says:

    Have to wait for the rerun to air on TV. All I care about is LFC and Michael Owen. Will be searching the crowds for them. HAHA Everton, you guys dress yourselves. Lorena Bernal is VERY pretty, Mikel you are lucky.

  10. Tres Bien says:

    TB = your Manolo source

  11. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    My mum told me that Xabi was rocking the leather and glitter at the MTV Awards and seeing as I couldn’t get to a computer, I spent nearly all my credit going online on my mobile, but boy was it worth it. He looks delish. The others look OK, but most men pale in comparison when next to the Xabster.

    I think Owen looks super cute as always and couldn’t care if he was wearing a tie.bow tie/spiderman suit I’d still love him forever. Not sure why he took his mother along though. What? That’s his wife????

    Alexander looks as trashtastic as always, but yes she does have ah-mazing legs – damn her.

  12. CJ says:

    i agree, alex looks better than usual, but i dislike the outfit…the shoes are cute though. i agree with nyclfclvr, tim howard totally looks like a jonas brother wannabe. love lousie's dress btw.

  13. VictoryFord says:

    Did Sherees husband go to istambull, why is she never there too!! love the boots but dont like them on either wag, although Alex does look the better of the two. LOVE Louise Owens dress, ive been wanting it for so long!

  14. Boston Red says:

    I think Alex looks amazing and I usually think she’s completely useless. The rest: eh.

  15. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    My mum told me that Xabi was rocking the leather and glitter at the MTV Awards and seeing as I couldn’t get to a computer, I spent nearly all my credit going online on my mobile, but boy was it worth it. He looks delish. The others look OK, but most men pale in comparison when next to the Xabster.

    I think Owen looks super cute as always and couldn’t care if he was wearing a tie.bow tie/spiderman suit I’d still love him forever. Not sure why he took his mother along though. What? That’s his wife????

    Alexander looks as trashtastic as always, but yes she does have ah-mazing legs – damn her.

  16. lose that girl says:

    Alex almost doesn't look like Alex. Top marks for the hair and make-up. She looks *pains me* …great. There, I said it. The rest is just a visual assault that I can't deal with at the mo'.lose that girl blog

  17. Erin says:

    Aw, lovely Liverpool boys. Xabi's hotness so far outshines the rest that it's almost unfair on them. But not really. Degen is cute…wonder if we'll ever see him play football. Alex's outfit is vile. Hideous little romper thing and I hate the booties. From the neck up she looks lovely, but below that…ick!

  18. Johnna says:

    Nghhhhhhhhhhhhh Alex looks fantastic. (I personally don't like the dress but it shows off her legs which is a-okay by me.)

  19. Layla says:

    all me everton lads look fab and such some handsome men and tim cahill and mikel look so so fit words can not describe how FIT they look arr leon osman look’s so so small and i love tim cahill and mikel an leon are so so F I T !!!! efc the best team in the world efc 4 ever xx

  20. mrs.cahill.17 says:

    timm cahill alwayss looks absolutleyyy fittt!lovee himm tooo muchhhh. <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />
    OBESSIONNNNN.
    lescott justt a casual likeeee.
    artetaaa looksss fab.

    burr overall .. timm cahill justt looks THAA BESTT! (L)(L)(L)

  21. az spas says:

    Katy Perry hosts the show so big, it needed its own continent.

  22. slaxx says:

    I’m starting to take a real shine to Xabi Alonso, didn’t see it before but SO do now! Oh, and why does Ryan Babel think he’s Thierry Henry both on and off the field? Budget Thierry more like

  23. nikki (l.f.c = life) says:

    the one to xabi’s right with the short hair is Alvaro Arbeloa ,defender of Liverpool fc …he too is Spanish

  24. LISA says:

    I THINK THE EVERTON TEAM LOOK GOOD, THINK LESCOTT LOOKS DEAD TRENDY

  25. Frida says:

    who is the guy to the right of xabi alonso?  very good loooking.

  26. FirstTeamCoach says:

    WTF!!!!! – money does not buy class/taste <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/rolleyes.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="rolleyes" style="border:0;" />
    Cahill and Arteta look good but the rest – oh dear.

  27. sexycesc25 says:

    mmmm Tim Cahill is just HOT!Rebekah looks good on his arm too!
    and Mikel well his look says it all amazing!

    but rest of EFC lads you let the side down look to Tim and Mikel for some inspiration <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  28. Avenath says:

    Wow!….Xabi’s looking hot…and props to the Liverpool team…they’re all looking rather spiffy…nice job!…can’t say the same for the Everton team though….

  29. Devon55101 says:

    i knowwwwww. wtf?

  30. Vanny17* says:

    Eh…Xabi = JC from Nsync Alex and Cahill = fierce, I must say

  31. Dani.Mrs José says:

    wow alex looks amazing !!!! paris i agree what is a party without Pepe !!! im sad Stevie and Nando didnt attend would of made a delicious line up !

  32. mandanicole says:

    Babel's earring ftw.

  33. truly_thata says:

    the Liverpool boys looks yummy!

  34. Dreamgirl says:

    Sheree, NONONoNoNoNo Alex, your hairdresser and your beautician deserve a raise! Sack the stylist.

  35. Becca says:

    Alex Looks Soo Different.. This Is Deffinatley A Good Look For Her, She Looks Beautiful! Arteta Looks Good Tim Cahills Butterfly Badge, Is It For Charity Or Dedcoration?Sheree Murphy, I THought She Would Know Betterr…

  36. HoneyBee says:

    Alex still looks like a hooker.Yes she has a pretty face,fab legs-but she just looks cheap.Sorry those YSL boots just don't do it for me.Liverpool boys look rather cute but it's like they are competing in fashion flop category.

  37. RedGirl (Mrs. Casill says:

    Aaaw, my boys are looking great!!! I just love them =)

  38. Baby Freya (Mrs Arbe says:

    The Pool boys look fab!

  39. carly says:

    This is the tackiest thing I've seen since the horse racing event and the Cricket fashion show. This is SO, SO BAD!! LMAO @ Everton's Making the Band hhahaha Edit: Xabi looks good though…

  40. TammyV says:

    Xabi – Perfect; That is the Hat Trick. the rest of LFC are a solid supporting cast Alex – Great make-up and hair; horrible everything else.. Black nailpolish.? Really? No. The boots would be cute without the gapping room around her ankle. She she falls,and she has in the past, her ankle is broken Artetas/Cahills – Solid performances without too much drama Owen & Louise – Damn girlie has popped out how many babies? God god, that dress and her in it smokin but seriously the black hose against a red dress I HATE. HATE! Mikey seems confused by what the event was. That is too casual/not casual enough.. He looks lovely but so not right Timmy Howard – Making me proud to be an American! He and Xabi, best dressed. The Rest of Everton, proving they are the second team in Liverpool, sad Sheree – Sweetie, no, just no…what were you thinking?

  41. FootballerChick43 - says:

    Love Alex's dress, but I hate the shoes. I hate those shoes period, no matter who is wearing them or what they're wearing them with. Arteta and Lorena both look good. Cahill looks alright and those shoes would be okay with something else. Michael Owen looks really good in that. Everton cracks me up – and I agree: second guy from the right looks alright, but everyone else is going to Pizza Hut rather than an Awards Ceremony. And Sheree's dress is just god-awful hideous.

  42. nyclfclvr says:

    Ahh, boys night out! I only have eyes for Xabi… although I'm sort of imagining Arby as hot professor all lit up over Borges or something. Yum. But WTF Lucas and Insua with the mom jeans?? Agree with all the other calls except for Tim Howard. He needs to be sent off for looking like the lost Jonas Brother.

  43. mrscudicini says:

    Could Alex Gerrard PLEASE START PAYING SOMEONE TO HAVE SOME TASTE FOR HER? Seriously, Love, Stevie can afford it…

  44. GO says:

    xabi looking hot arbeloa really cute and I think I’m developing a crush on Degen..mmm

  45. carly says:

    This is the tackiest thing I’ve seen since the horse racing event and the Cricket fashion show. This is SO, SO BAD!!

    LMAO @ Everton’s Making the Band hhahaha

    Edit: Xabi looks good though…

  46. TammyV says:

    Xabi – Perfect; That is the Hat Trick. the rest of LFC are a solid supporting cast

    Alex – Great make-up and hair; horrible everything else.. Black nailpolish.? Really? No. The boots would be cute without the gapping room around her ankle. She she falls,and she has in the past, her ankle is broken

    Artetas/Cahills – Solid performances without too much drama

    Owen & Louise – Damn girlie has popped out how many babies? God god, that dress and her in it smokin but seriously the black hose against a red dress I HATE. HATE! Mikey seems confused by what the event was. That is too casual/not casual enough.. He looks lovely but so not right

    Timmy Howard – Making me proud to be an American! He and Xabi, best dressed. The Rest of Everton, proving they are the second team in Liverpool, sad

    Sheree – Sweetie, no, just no…what were you thinking?

  47. justlikexabi says:

    oh hello xabi :)